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NAME

       CREATE_SERVER - define a new foreign server

SYNOPSIS

       CREATE SERVER server_name [ TYPE 'server_type' ] [ VERSION 'server_version' ]
           FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER fdw_name
           [ OPTIONS ( option 'value' [, ... ] ) ]

DESCRIPTION

       CREATE SERVER defines a new foreign server. The user who defines the server becomes its
       owner.

       A foreign server typically encapsulates connection information that a foreign-data wrapper
       uses to access an external data resource. Additional user-specific connection information
       may be specified by means of user mappings.

       The server name must be unique within the database.

       Creating a server requires USAGE privilege on the foreign-data wrapper being used.

PARAMETERS

       server_name
           The name of the foreign server to be created.

       server_type
           Optional server type, potentially useful to foreign-data wrappers.

       server_version
           Optional server version, potentially useful to foreign-data wrappers.

       fdw_name
           The name of the foreign-data wrapper that manages the server.

       OPTIONS ( option 'value' [, ... ] )
           This clause specifies the options for the server. The options typically define the
           connection details of the server, but the actual names and values are dependent on the
           server's foreign-data wrapper.

NOTES

       When using the dblink module, a foreign server's name can be used as an argument of the
       dblink_connect(3) function to indicate the connection parameters. It is necessary to have
       the USAGE privilege on the foreign server to be able to use it in this way.

EXAMPLES

       Create a server myserver that uses the foreign-data wrapper postgres_fdw:

           CREATE SERVER myserver FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER postgres_fdw OPTIONS (host 'foo', dbname 'foodb', port '5432');

       See postgres_fdw for more details.

COMPATIBILITY

       CREATE SERVER conforms to ISO/IEC 9075-9 (SQL/MED).

SEE ALSO

       ALTER SERVER (ALTER_SERVER(7)), DROP SERVER (DROP_SERVER(7)), CREATE FOREIGN DATA WRAPPER
       (CREATE_FOREIGN_DATA_WRAPPER(7)), CREATE FOREIGN TABLE (CREATE_FOREIGN_TABLE(7)), CREATE
       USER MAPPING (CREATE_USER_MAPPING(7))